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Textile and apparel students are preparing for their annual fashion show.

Columnist O’Brink explains the difference between the LGBT Center and Proud.

The Panthers completed a perfect season for the first time in UNI’s history.


Feb. 27, 2014

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UNI employees victims of tax fraud

At least 53 reports of fraud have been filed by UNI Police LINH TA

Executive Editor

Some UNI employees who are filing their taxes are discovering that someone else has

already done the paperwork for them. An unknown number of employees discovered they were victims of tax fraud after someone else used their social secu-

rity number to file their federal taxes. Employees discovered this after receiving an error code after electronically filing their taxes or by calling the Internal Revenue Service.

At least 53 reports of fraud have been filed by UNI Police just in the month of February. So far, no students have reported tax fraud to the police. “It’s fair to say there are exam-

ples of tax fraud in there — not all of them though,” said Scott Ketelsen, director of University Relations.  See FRAUD, page 2

Panthers storm the capitol CORREY PRIGEON

Associate News Editor

On Feb. 24, UNI student and faculty organizations such as Northern Iowa Student Government, UNI Proud and the Student Admissions Ambassadors set out to show Iowa legislators what they’re made of at the second annual UNI Day

at the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines. “It was a chance for us to show legislators what UNI is, what it’s about and why we are a great investment for the people of Iowa, especially for representatives who aren’t around the immediate area,” said Thomas Madsen, NISG president. Telling the stories of students and faculty from around campus was the best way to show the representatives UNI’s impact, according to Victoria Hurst, director of govern-

mental relations. “It’s really exciting just to be able to tell them about the progress that UNI has made in the last year towards being a more inclusive campus,” said Heather Place, representative of the LGBT Center. Sen. Jack Hatch, D-Des Moines, was in attendance and he spoke with many organization representatives who made a positive impact on him during the event. “The students are engaging and excited to be here and I’m excited to be here and talk to them,” Hatch said. “The more you get students to interact with the legislators

and the more you get your faculty and administrators to come down and tell a story about UNI is important.” President William Ruud accompanied students and faculty to the event. “I think it’s a wonderful display of the UNI family,” Ruud s a i d . “It’s positive energy and it’s informational so that the folks in the legislature understand what a force we are in the state of Iowa.”

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On Feb. 14, federal law enforcement agencies released guidelines that allow banks to take deposits from state licensed marijuana producers and retailers without fear of money laundering or persecution, according to drugpolicy. org. Prior to this, it was almost impossible for marijuana distributers to deposit money into banks, as dealing with the drug was illegal under federal law. “It appears that the Obama administration is trying to provide as much protection as possible for the marijuana industry given the constraints of the federal law,” said Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. The legalization of recreational marijuana usage in two states has allowed a substantial increase in taxpayer funds. In Colorado alone, the sale of the drug is expected to result in an increase of $134 million dollars in tax revenue, accord-


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“Hopefully with the IRS’s help we can get a better grasp on it,” said Ketelsen. The only commonality between the victims is they are university employees. Currently, UNI is work-


David Temple, of Dallas, smells a container of marijuana at a dispensary in Edgewater, Colorado.

ing to Colorado’s Gov. John Hickenlooper. However, big banks need to take extra precautions to ensure they are not breaking laws by accepting money from other potentially illegal activities related to marijuana sales. The future of medical marijuana in Iowa is currently unclear. A bill for the legalization of the drug was introduced a week ago in the Iowa Senate. It was shot down the same day it was introduced due

to lack of bipartisan support. Under Iowa law, marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, which means it contains no medical value. This also is the current federal classification of marijuana, although 20 states have since changed that law on a state level. “The momentum is there,” said Carl Olsen, Des Moines marijuana activist. “But when six more states enact marijuana laws, the feds may take a look.”

ing with the local police department, the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation and the IRS to uncover more details on how and who the fraud affects. The IRS and UNI are paying close attention to error codes that result from someone filing their tax return

with the correct name, address and social security number. Since error codes can occur for different reasons, Ketelsen said situations where the filed information is correct are receiving the highest priority because they “could possibly be fraudulent.”  See FRAUD, page 5


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LGBT center confused with Proud Stormy O’Brink obrinks

In January I was dismayed when I read Daye Pope’s last opinion column “It’s Here, It’s Queer, It’s the New LGBT Center.” Daye’s article had nothing wrong with it – the content was great. The problem was in the photo the Northern Iowan posted with it: a picture of UNI Proud’s office, with a caption that identified it as the LGBT Center (despite the fact that it was clearly labeled UNI Proud on the outside of the cubicle). This wasn’t the Northern Iowan’s problem alone. The assumption that the LGBT Center is an extension of UNI Proud is widespread. As president of UNI Proud, I’ve had several students ask me about the LGBT Center, inquiring if it was serving as extra office space for Proud. Other students, even Proud members, have loudly proclaimed that UNI Proud and the LGBT Center are essen-

The center was created so Proud would not have to serve as the only resource to queer students. tially the same thing. We need to clear some things up once and for all: UNI Proud and the LGBT Center are separate entities. The LGBT Center is a university resource for students. According to UNI’s website, it is housed under the Dean of Students office. The LGBT Center has legitimate power with the university in fighting for the inclusion of LGBT students while Proud can only voice their concerns and hope others will listen. The center was created so Proud would not have to serve as the only resource to queer students, especially in times when Proud was clearly not equipped to do so. With the LGBT Center, Proud doesn’t have to hope that people will listen to its concerns, it knows people will. Through the center,

queer students are advocated for at an institutional level. UNI Proud is not a university resource. According to UNI Proud’s website, it is “a social and political student organization which is founded on the principles of promoting an inclusive and accepting campus environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and ally students at the University of Northern Iowa.” UNI Proud is more of an outreach organization that helps build community for LGBTQIA students. At times, Proud also functions as a peer support system.

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There are many queer students that don’t like Proud or don’t feel like Proud is not for them. If those students have concerns related to identifying as LGBTQIA, they need a place to go. ,That place can be the LGBT Center. While the center supports Proud, it also support students who dislike Proud. When people conflate UNI Proud and the LGBT Center, it can deter students who dislike Proud from seeking support at the center. I ask everyone on this campus to please help us out: Stop conflating UNI Proud and the LGBT Center and correct those who do.

That word doesn’t mean what you think it does CHRISTOPHER DANIEL daniecab

I was standing at Chats, waiting on my caffeine fix when I overheard two students talking about their upcoming summer jobs: lifeguards at Gates Park. The gist of their conversation was that their jobs, as they laughingly put it, were going to “be ghetto.” Two things can be inferred from this exchange: Waterloo is ghetto or Waterloo’s East Side is ghetto. There are two parks in Waterloo with a public pool and a golf course — Byrnes Park on the West Side and Gates Park on the East Side. My take on the students’ conversation was that they believed their job would be “ghetto” twice over by being in the ghetto East Side of ghetto Waterloo. Waterloo is a byword among Iowans. When I first went to college in Iowa City,

upon hearing I came from Waterloo, I was asked if I’d been shot at and if I lived near crack houses. One finds a similar reaction among Iowans across the state. Ask Iowans why they fear Waterloo and the usual answers are crime, violence or gangs. The other stereotype I find most common among citizens of Cedar Falls is that Waterloo is made up of uneducated cretins who work in factories, retail outlets and fast food. They have no culture but NASCAR and Bud Light. Students at UNI pick up on both of these attitudes. They stay in Cedar Falls and venture into Waterloo only when necessary. Waterloo’s crime rate is higher than the average Iowa crime rate, according to, but, Waterloo Director of Safety Services Dan Trelka released statistics last fall showing that Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Davenport and Sioux City have higher crime rates than Waterloo. This brings us to the

Attitudes on campus betray racist assumptions and contempt for the working class root of the Waterloo scare. Ask someone why Waterloo is so threatening and the common answer is gangs. Gangs, like ghetto, is code for black, as in AfricanAmerican. Waterloo has the largest percentage of African-American citizens of any Iowa community. This makes Iowans from nearly all-white towns uneasy. Historically, East Waterloo has been coded black while West Waterloo has been coded white. But Waterloo is not so homogenously bifurcated. The properties surrounding Gates are well-to-do, as are those around Byrnes. The ghetto reputation of the town is founded on its low-


income neighborhoods, on both East and West sides. Lynda Laughlin observes in an article on that “the current use of the term ’ghetto’ glosses over the real issues facing urban communities and allows individuals to hide behind racist and classist assumptions instead of engaging in popular conversations and actions.” Attitudes on campus betray racist assumptions and contempt for the working class and the poor of whatever ethnicity. As future college graduates, you will enter the professional, possibly the political, sphere. You will in some way be involved in the making of policies and shaping of public attitudes toward regions with populations and issues like those of Waterloo. The beliefs you form about Waterloo will inform decisions you make toward similar communities. You are here for an education. I suggest you educate yourselves.


Breaking out of small matters A few years back I began reading the Norther n Iowan Opinion section. There was one columnist who got me hooked on the importance of news and it is because of him that I am knowledgeable about the world and what is happening in it. However, lately I’ve noticed that the opinion articles being printed in the Northern Iowan are severely lacking. They no longer bring to light valid opinions and research on topics affecting our nation and world. Instead, they choose to mindlessly drivel on about topics that bear no importance. Often times, I end up glazing over yet another article claiming that LGBT, vegans, etc. are being persecuted against on our campus. I find these articles and writers as annoying as the Christian far right when they claim that they are being persecuted. As far as I am aware, there is no large-scale, blatant discrimination of gays, women, or any other categorization of people in Cedar Falls. However, there is a startling ignorance of the happenings of everything outside of the Cedar Valley. If you want to talk about LGBT rights, talk about the Arizona SB 1062, permitting businesses to refuse service to gays on the basis of “sincerely held beliefs,” or talk about the most recent law in Uganda, where people can now be given a life sentence for anything perceived to be homosexual. If you want to talk about politics, talk about the riots in Kiev, where over 150 people were killed by their government. My point in all of this is that there are bigger matters than gender-neutral bathrooms or dorms. It is important to know what is going on in our community, but it is more important to know what is going on in our world. -Keegan Strabala, senior majoring in statistics and applied economic status LETTER TO THE EDITOR POLICY Letters may be no longer than 300 words, and may be edited for spelling, grammar, length, clarity and Associated Press conventions. Email submissions to tal@ Not all submissions will be printed.



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Students prepare for catwalk SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON JACOB SHULTZ

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Brielle Luft, sophomore textile and apparel major, works on a pattern for her fashion show project. Textiles and apparel students display their work through the show every spring.


Associate Campus Life Editor

UNI students have worked hard all year to see their designs strutted down the runway. And on April 26, the fashion show production class will see their efforts come to fruition during the entirely student-produced 22nd annual spring fashion show. “We have some amazing talent in our major and (we are) just kind of showcasing that,” said Liz Sedlacek, senior textile and apparel major who is one of two head student directors. Her role is to oversee the other other six directors: modeling, artistic direction, stylization, choreography, promotion and graphic design. She also leads the fashion show production class. The fashion show, titled


Jordan Wolter, junior textile and apparel major, lays out a design for the fashion show. This year’s show will take place April 26 with auditions for models on Feb. 27 and March 3.

“Stripped,” will move away from a more theatrical base and will instead showcase the garments and the time and work put into creating the designs. Brielle Luft, sophomore textiles and apparel major, said she comes into the lab to work on her creations several times a week, and she often brings her work home. “It’s pretty time consuming, but I like it,” she said. Sedlacek said she loves textiles because it’s a “functional form of art.” “I really love that I can be creative and have someone really appreciate my work and be able to use it and wear it,” Sedlacek said. “It’s really rewarding; I’m very passionate about it.” She said the hardest part of putting on the fashion show is collaborating and orchestrat-

ing it. “We have so many different designers and so many different opinions and ways of working,” Sedlacek said. “So I feel collaborating is going to be the hardest but the best part of the show – just melding all of those viewpoints to create one cohesive show.” On Feb. 27 and March 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., class members putting together the show will be recruiting models. Both males and females are needed and no experience is necessary. “Usually (the show) is a really big hit and it’s really fun, people coming to support the designers and also the models that we recruit to do the show because they’re all student models too,” Sedlacek said. Everyone is welcome to attend the free fashion show.

Spring break safety tips AMANDA BLANCHE Copy Editor

Spring break is just two weeks away. And while you may be focusing on soaking up the sun and having fun with your friends, don’t let your mind completely wander. Consider these safety tips and remember to have a fun, but safe, spring break. Don’t travel by yourself. Stay with your group when you go out and look out for one another. Don’t leave your group with anyone you don’t know and don’t let your friends do so either. Make sure you have contact information and some sort of identification with

you at all times. If driving, make sure your car is ready for a long trip. Everyone should have a valid driver’s license and the vehicle registration should be in the car. Also make sure your oil is changed and your tires are ready to roll. When getting a hotel room, try to stay below the seventh floor so that fire ladders can reach your room if needed. However, avoid the first floor. First floor hotel rooms are easier to break into, according to Try going to the ATM during the day. Look around to make sure no one is hanging around where they

shouldn’t be. And when punching in your pin number, cover the keypad with your other hand. Drink plenty of water if going south and don’t forget sunscreen. Also keep in mind the sun can maximize the effects of alcohol, according to Be responsible when drinking. Don’t drink anything that is already open, know your limits and be aware of alcohol poisoning. Before even leaving, decide what you are and are not willing to do. Set boundaries for yourself and stick to them. If you do decide to have sex with someone, make sure it is protected.

This week’s Greek chapter is Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. One of the larger fraternities on campus, SAE instills in its members the notion of being a “true gentleman,” according to their national creed. The SAE creed of The True Gentleman stems from a column American author John Walter Wayland submitted to The Baltimore Sun detailing what he believed to be the definition of a true gentleman. Men of SAE strive to embody the creed by being active members in their community as well as sponsoring philanthropic events on campus. According to the website of the UNI chapter, being involved in the community and on campus is part of their “brotherhood heritage” and is “a focus for being a leader.” “We do a lot with the Red Cross, including the blood drive,” said Brett Claussen, junior public relations major. “We like to get involved with other chapters’ philanthropies and fundraising events.” Every semester, SAE sponsors a blood drive on campus, during which the Red Cross collects blood donations for area hospitals. SAE has 60 brothers, 30 of whom live in the chapter house located on 23rd Street near campus. Claussen is currently living in the house. “I always have someone to talk to and can walk into anyone’s room whenever I need,”

Claussen said. “And the guys who live there are great leaders and have different opinions about everything.” Recruitment is definitely taken seriously at SAE. It is a pledge-based system that allows those who are interested in joining a chance to learn about the history of the chapter and how it functions. Rush events include bowling, cookouts, game nights and informational meetings that allow potential new members to see if they fit in with the rest of the fraternity. For Ben Osterhaus, sophomore global marketing major, “getting to meet a lot of new people and making new friends” is one of his favorite parts of being a part of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. The mission of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is “to promote the highest standards of friendship, scholarship and service for our members based upon the ideals set forth by their founders,” according to the fraternity’s national website.



Former UNI Kicker

This past week was full of more training and building off the combine in New Jersey to get ready for Phoenix this weekend. The main thing that came out of the first combine was the necessity to stay focused and overcome adversity. It’s not always the easiest thing to do, but we all have to learn to focus on the task at hand. It is important to relax and not worry about the things

we can’t control. There is one quote from Henry Ford that I like to keep in mind: “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” This will be important going forward. This upcoming weekend will be a great experience. This combine will be a little different and will allow me to showcase more of my abilities. I will have more kicks, better weather and tougher competition.  See NFL, page 5




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Adam Butler, a psychology professor, said he never filed his taxes and decided to call the IRS after learning about the frauds. He learned that a return was already filed under his name with his social security number. “It’s never good when your identity is stolen,” Butler said. “I don’t blame the university for this, but I do wish the university was more forthcoming and alerted me personally about this.” So far, University Relations has sent three statements to faculty and staff regarding the error codes, identity theft and tax fraud. After reading the first two statements, United Faculty, the faculty union on campus, decided the university messages weren’t clear about the possibility of identity theft and sent their own statement to faculty. “The second email that came out (Tuesday) read more like a kind of public relations damage control message than something that was really telling employees what was really going on,” said Joe Gorton, United Faculty president. “What’s going on is identity theft and theft of information that is being used criminally.” Ketelsen said the first message was sent before the university was aware identity theft and tax fraud were occurring. The second message was

released after more employees filed their tax returns over the weekend, but the situation still was not clear. However, Gorton said the messages are now in the past and said the email sent on Wednesday provided helpful information and protection for faulty and staff, including a year-long free membership to ProtectMyID. There are a variety of ways faculty and staff can receive information and assistance from the university regarding protecting their identity. The site www. has tax advisory information and people may call an information line at (319) 273-5700. People may also call the IRS at (800) 908-4490, extension 245 to find out if they’ve have been affected by an error code. “We’re trying to make as many resources available and possible for the employees and making sure everyone is well,” Ketelsen said. Gorton said the identity theft problem may not be restricted to just tax fraud and recommends faculty and staff follow the instructions the university and United Faculty sent out. “It seems very clear that … the entire university has been harmed and the entire university is going to have to pull together in order to recover from the aftermath and to fix the problem,” Ketelsen said.


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These kickers are guys I have kicked with before during summer pro development camps. I believe this familiarity will help me feel more comfortable and will enable me to perform under the pressure. There will also be two UNI alumni special teamers in attendance. Derrick Frost and Cory Henke are good friends of mine and are making the trip. I will head out from Tampa, Fla., this afternoon and will kick S at u r d ay after noon.


After this combine I will head back to Cedar Falls to train for the pro day and my last combine in Seattle. I have also been waiting to hear back from Iowa State to see if I can attend their pro day. I know that I will be able to perform at UNI’s on March 27, but having that second opportunity would be great. ISU said I had to find two teams that would be willing to come to see me, and then they would let me in. My agent has found at least two teams that would be on board, so let’s hope for the opportunity.

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Panthers complete perfect season NICK GARY

Sports Writer

The Panthers were on the brink of history Sunday as they faced Old Dominion. They had the chance to become the only team in the country and the history of UNI to go undefeated in a regular season. But ODU brought their best and fought hard to put a blemish on UNI’s record. Ultimately, it came down to Blaize Cabell. The Panthers’ whole season was placed upon his broad shoulders, and he came through for his team. Cabell used an escape and two takedowns against Matt Tourdot to take an early 5-1 lead. He fought off a late push from Tourdot to win in a 7-4 decision and seal UNI’s perfect season. UNI won four of 10 matches on the night, with three of them coming by pin. However, Old Dominion only earned bonus points on one of their six victories of the night.

Dylan Peters started the meet off with a pin in 4 minutes, 47 seconds over Brandon Jeske. Jeske scored first with a takedown, but Peters used a reversal and earned a point for locked hands to go up 3-2 in the first period. Peters gave up an escape to even the score before he got the fall in the second period. At 133 pounds, Joe Colon dominated his match against Michael Hayes. The nation’s leader in tech falls took a 14-1 lead in the third period before he was able to get the fall in 6:12. 20th ranked Joey Lazor took on one of his toughest opponents in 4th ranked Chris Mecate. Lazor pulled within 1 point but was not awared back points after an official review and lost 9-8. Old Dominion won three consecutive matches before Cooper Moore earned a fall over Devin Geoghegan to get the Panthers back on the board.

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Joe Colon (above) leads the nation in technical falls and is ranked first in the nation at 133 pounds. Colon picked up another technical fall Sunday against Old Dominion’s Michael Hayes.

Moore got an early takedown in the first period to go up 2-0 and dominated the rest of the match. He went up 12-4 before


UNI moves into tie for 3rd RILEY UBBEN

Sports Writer

Northern Iowa never trailed Sunday as they picked up a critical 72-59 win against Illinois State University. Seth Tuttle led the Panthers with 18 points and nine rebounds while shooting a perfect 6-6 from the free throw line. With the win, UNI moved into a four-way tie with Ill. St., Southern Illinois and Missouri State for third place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings. “Third place is our goal now,” Tuttle said. “There is a lot that comes with the three seed when you get down to St. Louis.” UNI jumped out to a 10-point lead and didn’t allow ISU to score until 13 minutes, 30 seconds into the first half. Tuttle made 6 of the first 10 Panther points in the opening minutes. “I thought we were aggressive to start the game,” said UNI head coach Ben Jacobson. “We had guys really attacking the basket.” The Panthers shot 52 percent from the field in the first half, allowing them to take a 40-24 lead into the locker room at halftime. Jeremy Morgan scored all 10 of his points in the first half, including two of UNI’s five made 3-pointers in the half. Zach Lofton and the Redbirds steadily chipped away

he pinned Geoghen in 6:38. Old Dominion then won three more matches to take a 19-18 lead, setting up Cabell’s


Panthers alone in 2nd place in MVC with win NICK ALVARADO

Sports Writer

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Senior Matt Morrison (above) scored 3 points in 14 minutes of play during Sunday’s game. He will play his final career home game Saturday.

at the lead, cutting it to single digits multiple times in the second half. Lofton finished with a game-high 24 points while shooting 5 0 percent from the field. The sophomore’s 3-pointer with 3:15 remaining cut the Panther lead to 9 points, 64-55. Matt Bohannon answered the following possession with a 3-pointer of his own to bump the lead back to 12 points. Bohannon finished with 14 points, 12 of which were from behind the 3-point line. Bohannon and Wes Washpun made free throws from down the stretch to seal the win for UNI.

The Panthers have two games remaining on their schedule before heading to St. Louis for the MVC Tournament. “We have an opportunity to finish third in the league,” Jacobson said. “We have got to do everything we can to get there. We won three of our last four (games) since we sat down and talked about it.” UNI will have a chance to knock SIU out of the running for third place when they face off at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the McLeod Center. The Panthers lost their last game with the Salukis by way of a game-winning shot in the final seconds.

heroics. Next up, UNI will compete at the MAC Championships March 8, and then the NCAA Championships March 20.

It has been 16 days since the Northern Iowa women’s basketball team trailed in a game. And they have played 500 game-regulated minutes since they were behind on the scoreboard against Evansville Feb. 8. After Sunday’s season sweep against Bradley University, their fourth straight win, they sit in sole possession of second place in the Missouri Valley Conference. Bradley didn’t go down without a fight during the 81-77 UNI win, but the Panthers controlled the flow of the game while leading by double-digits most of the way. Guard Brooke Brown led the way for the Panthers offensively after scoring a game and career-high 20 points while also chipping in a game high six assists. Forward Jen Keitel recorded her fifth double-double of the season, scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Forward Hannah Schonhardt just missed accomplishing the same feat after scoring 10 points and coming down with eight boards. Though UNI held a comfortable lead for much of the game, Bradley came on strong late in the game and almost pulled off what would have been an impressive comeback. They whittled the lead down to 1 point, but Brown sank a huge 3-pointer to

give the Panthers some breathing room. Forward Amber Sorenson hit another 3-pointer to help stave off the Braves, but they again cut the lead down to 1 point. The Panthers replied with another timely 3-pointer, this time from guard Brittni Donaldson. That trey was the final nail in the coffin, as UNI put Bradley away for good with some clutch free throws from Keitel and Brown to close out the game. UNI is now riding a powerful wave of momentum, and they will need to stay hot in order to fend off third place Indiana State, who just handed first place Wichita State their fourth loss of the season. With only three games left in the regular season, the finale against ISU has a good chance of deciding second place, so the Panthers will look to keep winning in order to keep the pressure on the Sycamores. First they will need to get revenge on Drake University, who stole a victory at the McCleod Center earlier in the year off a last second 3-pointer. The rematch will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday in Des Moines.


1. Wichita State........... 13-2 2. Northern Iowa.......... 11-4 3. Indiana State............ 10-4




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~~ WALK TO CAMPUS ~~ 1921 Walnut St. - CF 3 BR House, $1100/mo, AVAIL. JUNE 1, 1 Yr lease + Dep., No Pets/Smoking Laundry/Central Air/Off St. Parking J&P Properties 319-277-2564 ~~WALK TO CAMPUS. ~~ 1416 Starview Dr. - CF TWO UNITS, AVAIL. JUNE 1 3BR LL Unit $930/mo, 4 BR UL Unit $1240/mo 1 Yr lease + Dep., No Pets/Smoking, Laundry/Central Air/Off St. Parking. J&P Properties 319-277-2564 Spacious 4 Bedroom apartments only 1 block from UNI. Off-street parking, Washer/Dryer on site, new dishwasher, Rent $320/person - 4 people, $350/person - 3 people, includes cable and internet, and Average Utilities $25/person. 2616 Olive Street. Call or text Jeanette at 319-415-5804. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, remodeled 1/2 block to UNI, $1440. 319-240-0880 Large 3 Bedroom near UNI. Air, parking. Available June 1. $930 per month. 266-5480 or 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom units, 10 minutes north of Cedar Falls. Security gated complex. Some utilites/cable paid. $400-800/mo. 319-352-5555 4 Bedroom apartment, 2 blocks to campus. $1400 rent, large, updated, off-street parking, washer/ dryer. 277-8719 1409 W 2nd St., Cedar Falls, IA 3 bedroom townhouse $900/ month+utilites, Available June 1st 2014. Call Frank at 319-427-3078 or email to




912 Heartland Hills Dr. 2 BR, central air, BSMT. Taking applications, avail. now. $650 mo.+dep. No pets, Refs. 319-240-0214 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom * Off Street Parking * Washer/Dryer * June 1st * Nice place & will go fast * 1928 Olive Street * Call/Text (319) 939-5787 Email 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom * Off Street Parking * Washer/Dryer * June 1st * Nice place & will go fast * 1924 Olive Street * Call/Text (319) 939-5787 Email 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom * Off Street Parking * Washer/Dryer * August 1st * Nice place & will go fast * 1929 Olive Street * Call/Text (319) 939-5787 Email 4 Bedroom. June 1st. 922 State St. Very clean. Remodeled Kitchen. New windows. 2 living rooms. Garage, Washer/Dryer. Central Air. $1180. Call 319-231-2242. 4 Bedroom. June 1st. 1305 W. 5th St. Very clean. Remodeled Kitchen. New windows. Garage. Washer/Dryer. Central Air. Dishwasher. $1180. Call 319-231-2242.

ROOMMATES 1, 2 or 3 roommates needed. Available now thru coming 20132014 school year, 319- 240- 0880.

HELP WANTED Bartender, Cook, Server Apply in person Mr. G’s Restaurant & Pub 2719 Center St., Cedar Falls Email

Campus Townhomes 1924 Campus Street

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$500 Free Airline Ticket for the next 2 leases signed!! *call for more details

- $1,200 FOR 3 OR 4 PEOPLE - One block north of UNI tower dorms - Free Garage - Free Cable - Free Washer and Dryer - Central A/C - Recently renovated!

Call Tim 404-9095

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HELP WANTED Local hotels are hiring for many positions. Full time or Part time, front desk and housekeeping positions are available. Please email for applications or call 319-234-5452 and ask for Jim

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CEDAR VALLEY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 1/2 off 1st month's rent on the following properties See website for more details

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 810 W 25th $1600 Heat paid! includes snow/mow, off-street parking, coin-op washer/dryer 1221 Tremont $1200 includes snow/mow, free cable, washer/dryer 609 W 10th $1340 includes snow/mow, free cable, washer/dryer 4 Bedroom 1.5 Bathroom 1904 Sheldon $1,100 includes snow/mow, garage, free cable, dishwasher, washer/dryer 2519 W 4th $1,050 includes snow/mow, off-street parking,free cable,dishwasher, washer/dryer 810 W 25th $1,200 Heat paid! includes Visit us on Facebook snow/mow,off-street parking, to view our latest offers dishwasher, coin-op washer/dryer

Call Tim 319-404-9095 124 E 18th Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa Licensed in the State of Iowa

321 Cedar Crest Drive

$630 Heat Paid! includes free cable, some utilities paid, coin-op washer/dryer, snow/mow, off-street parking

2507-2527 Royal Drive

$675 includes free cable, coin-op washer/dryer, snow/mow, off-street parking

3211-3219 Terrace Drive 32

$675 includes free cable, some utilities paid, coin-op washer/dryer, snow/mow, off-street parking, dishwasher, walk-in closets

Call Tim 319-404-9095 124 E 18th St. Cedar Falls

Sign a lease by March 15 and receive 2 months FREE RENT!! 1604 W 6th St. 1620 Linda Dr. 1421 Starview Dr. 822 W 6th St. 515 W 1st St. 603 Iowa St.

-- 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath, garage -- 3 BR, 2 bath, garage -- 4 BR, 1 1/2 bath, walk to campus -- 4 BR, 1 bath, large deck -- 4 BR, 1 bath, pet-friendly -- 5 BR, 2 bath, 2 kitchens, pet-friendly

Sign a lease for next year by March 1 and receive 1/2 month FREE RENT!!

Contact John


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The February 27, 2014 issue of the Northern Iowan, the University of Northern Iowa's independent, student-produced newspaper since 1892.